Translation for Shinohayu Ch. 26 is out.
Kokoro back in Okinawa after winning the elementary mahjong tournament.
Kokoro and her aunt.
Wonder about her backstory and where her parents are. Maybe she has a lot in common with Shino.
Shiratsuki-oneechan (Shino is one year older than Kokoro.)
Kokoro's aunt seems a bit cruel with the smack talk.
Kokoro got the win, Shino got the beach.
Surprised that Kokoro doesn't acknowledge Akado's coaching.
Okinawa's actually not that much farther from Shimane than Tokyo. But you can't just drive there obviously.
It's as if the internet doesn't exist in the Shinoverse. Our distant friends are lost forever; like Shizu and Nodoka.
And isn't Wakana from Okinawa too?
"I'd talk to you some more Shino, but I'm tired from lifting my giant phone."
If the point was to get rid of the fireworks, why not just light them all at once?
So the elementary tournament happens during summer break.
High school team Zenkoku (Saki/Kiyosumi) happens when school is in session, probably after summer break.
>Shino's stockings / zettai ryouiki
Pay no attention to that. Look at the banner.
Kanna back on the attack.
Is Shino her main target now instead of Hayari? Wondering how Hayari feels about her falling rank. Maybe her upcoming breast growth is compensation.
Shino just wants to be a normal girl, but her life until now has been anything but normal. She's so different from Saki, even though they seem to have a lot in common.
Shino radiates love and compassion for everyone and draws people into her circle. Saki is a good person, but much more introverted. Can teen Saki cook meals like young Shino?
Fish of the month, more mahjong.
End chapter; next chapter November 25 with BG cover and color pages.
Last semester of elementary school for Shino and friends; time skip soon? Also, Saki is about to be born in the Shinoverse timeline.
still waiting for Biyori TL, and hopefully Ritz
Okinawa: a strange place with strange people. It's Japan, but not really.
Anyone else inexplicably looking forward to another Ritz blog post?
Don't associate Saki-san's picture with your cruelty.
Saki-san is a good girl.
Ah, takes me back. Anyone still have his mahjong "guide"?
I think this is it.
>The Japanese Mahjong is played similarly to the Chinese Mahjong that in order to win a round, you must have 4 “melds” and an eye.
All right, I think this and the dancing skeletons in my lower right corner are too much for me. Time to go to sleep.
Elementary schoolers should not be allowed to be as sexually attractive as Igarashi draws them.
>Usuzan has taken the lead over Himematsu
You didn't think this through, did you.
Nodoka is actually a tremendous jackass and not really all that pretty. She hangs out with a bunch of jerks like a Taco and a Monkey, and she is also dumb
How do you think the angry midget sleeps at night knowing that she will never be a real woman and that nobody will ever love her because of her shitty personality?
"Take me trick or treating, Sumire. If you pretend to be my chaperone, no one will realize I'm 17."
Igarashi has improved since Achiga. She's changed the way she draws eyes, and improved her shading technique, simplifying overall.
Ritz and Igarshi's styles are influencing each other.
I check her site regularly before and after a release, and I'm relieved to find nothing, no sumimasen for delays or for bad art.
If I do find a post, I'm happy too since Ritz usually answers to some fan questions and we get some additional informations in this way.
It's a win win situation.
Please don't delay the manga. Please don't delay the manga. Please don't delay the manga.
When will they meet again?
Shino's funeral will be a national event.
I take it as good news that she's not apologizing for manga delays. It means that there is no guilt because she's truly busy doing something else Saki-related. Storyboarding an anime series, for example.
Kokoro must have winner's guilt. She knows that she beat three superior players mainly because of Akado's help. Also, maybe Shino's mom would have stuck around in that cafe a little longer if Shino had acutally won. Naoko and Chiyoko might have been even able to get Nana into the tournament hall.
me too; but she's pink apparently
(L-R) protagonist - partner - mascot
Do we put Kokoro in Kanna's spot, and go all pink in the middle column?
Shino needs to grow her hair out before the Shino - Toki - Bowling Ritz similarity gets too strong.
She's a lot happier though.
Kanna's parents are also missing. What's the deal with all of the abandoned children? Is Niemann building a zombie army?
Teru eats, but she doesn't grow. The mahjong powers in her brain consume all of the calories.
All of the art is elementary school or high school, with nothing in-between.
Plus the discussion in the last chapter, it makes me think Igarashi / Ritz might skip middle school, or cover it quickly.
>Something to look forward to, or something to be afraid of.
Middle school hardship? Maybe the team never succeeds without Hayari and Yue.
Not yet. The only glimpse of the girls in high school was back in the series preview Chapter 00. Plus all of the cover and bonus artwork.
If this is the vanguard match, who are Shino's opponents in the captain's match? We know that Akado and Noyori are the strongest in Achiga and Shindouji, and Sukoyan is probably the strongest from her school.
For Halloween, Toki goes as herself.
Zenno is from Osaka; listed in the wiki as a Himematsu alumnus. None of the 4 finals high schools are from Osaka.
Same with Mihirogi (Kanagawa Pref.). It may be possible for her go the the same HS as Shino's old friends in Yokohama. Problem is that she's 3 years younger than Shino, so we probably won't see her again in Shinohayu. (HS = 3 yrs in Japan)
Ritz travels to many exciting places.
Japanese vending machines are the best.
Ako's older sister might be on the Achiga team.
Other likely Saki crossovers Shino hasn't met yet: Noyori Risa, Sukoyan (doesn't play mahjong until HS), Fujita-pro (may be too young), Hariu Eri, Murayoshi Misaki,
Probably there will be lots of new characters with tie-ins to existing characters and schools in the Sakiverse. Maybe we'll get to see Shino playing against Kazekoshi, Himematsu, Shiraitodai, or other consistently strong schools.
stranger things have happened
Toshi in Shinohayu is possible. She shows up everywhere.
In the Saki and Achiga manga, a few flashback scenes. In Shinohayu, only Chapter 00.
Kokoro may be in one of the teams since she was scouted already, and she may go in a different prefecture. But we will see her probably sooner, with either Wakana, Naoko, and/or Chiyoko in the middle school tournament.
Kokoro going to Shindouji would make a lot of sense. It would keep her in southern Japan, and put her on a strong team with Noyori. Then Kokoro could meet Shino again in the finals captain match in HS (>>132964774).
socks or no socks, that is here the question.
I believe so. It must be introducing a whole not of new people to the series since it's less about mahjong.
As anons have predicted, if an anime does come it will probably blow up on /a/.
Memes aside I doubt anyone seriously cares that a male is a major character.
Richardson is the new Clannadman.
Brace yourself for Clannad level sadness in Shinohayu.
Here's the Saki calendar for November.
This artist's art always looks a little weird but I do enjoy the amount of detail in the picture.
I only just noticed that Shino and Kanna are in the picture. Shino looks like she's modeled after the girl in the Goldfish picture.
Anyone who hasn't seen the calendar before have any requests?
All of them.
Do you have the previous year? I would like that too, it has some really cute Shinohayus.
Nope sorry I only found out about it this year.
Also to the guy from the /e/ thread who wanted the Eisui beach picture scanned I'll be able to do it next month.
A few minutes left for the best of Halloween.
I saw this thing the other day. Anybody know what it is?
No, she should have been a catgirl.
next thread for Biyori TL or leaks of Saki 150 (Nov. 6)
The Tanoshii Awakens
Would it be better if Kiyosumi won or loss the team qualifiers?
Pros: Unexpected. More reason to do Individuals. Ruins Nodoka's dreams.
Cons: Won't get to see Taco's destroyed by Teru.
Of course Kiyosumi should lose the final.
a. Nodoka might get pissed at Saki, especially if Saki lose because some stupid reason, this way we'll get fulfillment of that foreshadowing from season 1.
b. Nodoka drama where she'll have to leave Kiyosumi.
c. Hisa drama where she fail to fulfill her dream (Thus giving an excuse for a Hisa college spin-off)
d. Making Saki super serious in the individual
and finally e. Saki ain't facing Teru in the team match, they are destined to meet in the individual and Kiyosumi losing would make rise the stake/tension of their match, hyping the individuals.
The next 10-15 chapters could be pivotal. Predictions:
1. Teru's version of the Goldfish incident
2. Saki's version of the Goldfish incident
3. Saki wins the semi, and Teru's reaction
4. Reporter Nishida's reveal of the Miyanaga link and public version of the Goldfish incident
5. Shinohayu references suggested or revealed
still waiting... DO YOUR JOB, JUNKO NISHIDA!
>Cons: Won't get to see Taco's destroyed by Teru.
It will Yuuki's turn to shine - in the East rounds. Kuro will be useless except in the second hanchan, and we can only hope that Suzu (constant bombing) or Satoha will advance too.
Truly, the best taco, is one for dessert.
- saki thread time
- killing saimoe with tie between Nodoka and Saki
- used the Saimoe year before to have Toki beat Kuro again
- the weird gif where all the sakis are running down the road
- autismal enough to actually read a manga about the author, and believes that the author has daddy issues
- the bird from Shindouji
11/2 in Japan
Shifty Shindouji Sheep's birthday
If the thread dies, it's the government's fault.
We did that for a while here and got tired of it.
Teru hitting Yuuki with a Chuuren yakuman has been predicted. (0:54)
>"this should be fine"
famous last words
>- autismal enough to actually read a manga about the author, and believes that the author has daddy issues
It's a dramatic retelling of Ritz' life, no one believes it's real, but you can deduce daddy issues and lesbianism from other elements in the mango. And from the little personal info Ritz has put out.
Why is she the Regendo if she never won?
Akado can't be stopped, even in defeat (>>132964774).
She's not a winner, but she makes winners.
That's a possibility. Akado, Ako's sister (Nozomi; top panel), Kokoro and two others make a strong Achiga team. Don't know if Achiga has an option for boarding students, especially in a rural mountain area.
The Champion is the only answer to this question. Anything else, except maybe her successor, is wrong.
Don't compare Usuzan to Eisui and Kazekoshi. Usuzan is super interesting.
Kokoro lives at the Matsumi Inn while attending Achiga, and helps out when Yuu and Kuro's mom gets sick.
Oh my god. It all makes sense now.
The sand of the beach is the magical sand of hell.
No. Toyone dumps are strictly prohibited.
Toyonefags are cancer.
OK, then let's stick to the original plan with Kokoro going to Shindouji. (>>132971851) Shindouji is a known boarding school, because of the last Biyori chapter (Himeko/Mairu).
Sounds the most plausible, it can probably be assumed that Ritz brought that up for a reason.
However we can consider the possibility of Okinawa getting to the finals since 'That match 10 years ago..." was the semis.
Not mangaka, but Tomino and the original Gundam had one.
By the same artist as Rtiz. Damn that guy is really cool.
I guess she is learning? Or at least she and Ritz share the same assistant
Her coloring game has really stepped up, Shinohayu has really nice soft color, compared to Achiga.
Certainly not Mai Nakahara.
Why the fuck do Mai Nakahara not get any more prominent role?
Be careful, the bird can appear in many forms.
It can appear as a neglectful mother.
It can appear as a cute little girl.
It can even appear as a peerless beauty with which none can compare.
I'm planning to have an anonymous poster on an anime image board for dinner tonight.
>Another Shiraishi Ryouko comment
>Summary: I learned the Hiroshima accent for playing Mako in Saki thanks to Matsuki-san, Without you, I wouldn't be able to play her character. Thank you so much. It meant so much.
Ryouko Shiraishi on Matsuki Miyu's death:
>大好きなみゆさん, 可愛くて優しくてほんわかやわらかくて 癒される素敵な女性でした. とってもとってもお世話になりました. 本当にありがとうございました. でもかなしいです, まだ信じられない.
My beloved Miyu-san, You were cute, kind, warm, and soft. You were a beautiful woman with a healing presence. I am deeply in your debt. Thank you so very much. But this is still so sad, I still can't believe this.
I learned the Hiroshima accent for playing Mako in Saki thanks to Matsuki-san, Without you, I wouldn't be able to play her character. Thank you so much. It meant so much.
Can't play the straight man to Isumi, nor get scolded by Sapphire-chan again.
>When you realize that the Japanese word for time is toki, the reasoning behind the name of Senriyama’s ace does not seem like much of a mystery. But in fact, Toki’s name is written with the kanji meaning “bright, of a clear mind”, and the reading of the character just happens to have a connection with her special ability…
Wow, they were both in Hayate no Gotoku.
What does one do with those blobs of fat anyway?
Yes, the state of the Japanese medical care really is. They should be able to replace any body part by now, excluding the brain, and even that should be fixable with most cases if there's not critical damage.
>They should be able to replace any body part by now, excluding the brain, and even that should be fixable with most cases if there's not critical damage.
Someone has extreme standards.